epa05913268 British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 18 April 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will call for a snap general election for 08 June. EPA/ANDY RAIN
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Tuesday April 18 Theresa May, British prime minister, announces a snap general election on June 8, 2017, as she seeks a direct mandate for her plan to deliver a smooth British exit from the EU. In March, she had ruled out an early election.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes Head of the European Commission, President Jean-Claude Juncker to Downing Street in London, Britain April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Wednesday April 26 Mrs May (left) welcomes Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission president, to 10 Downing Street for a meeting. During dinner, Mr Juncker says that “Brexit cannot be a success”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn poses for a selfie with NHS nurses, student nurses and midwives, after meeting them to discuss Labour’s three point election guarantee for NHS staff at the Florence Nightingale Museum, St Thomas’ Hospital in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 26, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Wednesday April 26 Jeremy Corbyn (second row, right), Labour leader, meets nurses, student nurses and midwives in London.

HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: (Alternative crop of image #674754274) A UK Independence Party supporter (L) scuffles with a pro-europe supporter ahead of a visit by UKIP leader Paul Nuttall to Hartlepool on April 29, 2017 in Hartlepool, United Kingdom. Mr Nuttall announced his intention to run for the Boston and Skegness constituency. Britain is to go to the polls on June 8, 2017 after British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap general election. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
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Saturday April 29 A Ukip supporter (left) scuffles with a pro-Europe supporter ahead of a visit by Ukip leader Paul Nuttall to Hartlepool.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May enjoys some chips during a campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall, May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Tuesday May 2 Mrs May during an election campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall.

KIDLINGTON, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Protester Malcolm Baker (R), a conservative that voted to leave the European Union, discusses Brexit, agreeing to disagree with Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron at a campaign event on May 3, 2017 in Kidlington, a village outside of Oxford, England. The country goes back to the polls for the second time in two years as a general election is held on June 8. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Wednesday May 3 Protester Malcolm Baker (left), who voted to leave the EU, confronts Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat leader.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with Labour candidate for Oxford East, Anneliese Dodds and her children Freddie and Isabella (right) and her husband Ed (second left) at Rose Hill Community Centre, Oxford on 4th May 2017 .
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Thursday May 4 Mr Corbyn with Anneliese Dodds, Labour candidate for Oxford East, and her children.

PABEST Prime Minister Theresa May meets Cathy Mohan at Abingdon market in Oxfordshire during an General Election campaign visit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 15, 2017. See PA story ELECTION stories. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Monday May 15 Cathy Mohan (left), a voter in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, questions Mrs May (second right) about disability benefit cuts.

Conservative Party team members and journalists check their phones as they wait for a school visit with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Nishkam Primary Schoolin Birmingham on May 16, 2017. Britain goes to the polls to vote in a general election on June 8. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Dan KitwoodDAN KITWOOD/AFP/Getty Images
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Tuesday May 16 The Conservative party “battle” bus.

TOPSHOT - British Prime Minister Theresa May (R) meets pupils at the the Nishkam Primary School on May 16, 2017 in Birmingham. Britain goes to the polls to vote in a general election on June 8. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Dan KitwoodDAN KITWOOD/AFP/Getty Images
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Tuesday May 16 Mrs May meets pupils at Nishkam Primary School in Birmingham.

DUMFRIES, SCOTLAND - MAY 16: Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson throws flour as she poses for a photograph during campaigning with local candidate Allister Jack at Express Bakery on May 17, 2017 in Dumfries, Scotland. Britain goes to the polls on June 8 to elect a new parliament in a general election. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Wednesday May 17 Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson helps to campaign for Dumfries and Galloway candidate Alister Jack.

epa05972772 Britain's Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn (C) greets supporters during a campaign event in Southall London, Britain, 18 May 2017. Voters go to the Polls in Britain on 08 June 2017 to elect a new Government. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
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Thursday May 18 Mr Corbyn greets supporters in Southall.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall poses with pie and mash during a campaign event in Elm Park, Britain May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall - RTX36PSV
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Saturday May 20 Mr Nuttall’s pie and mash arrives in Elm Park, east London.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 29: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (centre) adjusts the tie of Jeremy Paxman (right) next to Sky News political editor Faisal Islam during a joint Channel 4 and Sky News general election programme 'May v Corbyn Live: The Battle for Number 10' at Sky studios on May 29, 2017 in London, England. The 90-minute show, which will feature the first party leader interviews of the campaign, will open with an audience Q&A with Jeremy Corbyn hosted by Sky's Political Editor, Faisal Islam, before being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman. The second half of the programme will follow the same format with Prime Minister Theresa May. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Monday May 29 Mr Corbyn adjusts Jeremy Paxman’s tie during a live TV interview.

June 1 2017 British Prime Minister, Theresa May, poses for a portrait after an interview with the FT in Derby this evening.
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Thursday June 1 Theresa May is photographed by Charlie Bibby for an interview with the Financial Times

PAISLEY, SCOTLAND - JUNE 02: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South Mhairi Black play guitars in a shop while campaigning for the General Election on Wellmeadow Street on June 2, 2017 in Paisley, Scotland. Polls are showing the SNP out in front and the Conservatives set to close in on Labour as the general election approaches next week. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Friday June 2 Nicola Sturgeon (left), Scottish National party leader, and Mhairi Black, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

A woman wears tights showing the face of Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Britain June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Tuesday May 6 A Labour campaign rally in Birmingham

PABEST Prime Minister Theresa May on a visit to Smithfield Market in the City of London on the final day of campaigning for Thursday's General Election. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 7, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
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Wednesday June 7 Mrs May visits Smithfield Market in the City of London on the final day of campaigning.

Workers in protective equipment are reflected in the window of a betting shop with a display inviting customers to place bets on tbe result of the general election with images of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, in London, June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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